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City of Ormond Beach Announces Summer Camp Plans.

Fri, May 29, 2020 at 10:45AM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News

 

 

The city of Ormond Beach has announced its plans for its summer camp programs for children ages 6 through 12. Programs are set to start on June 8, 2020, at the South Ormond Neighborhood Center and the Nova Community Center. 

 

Each site is limited to 45 participants, to limit person-to-person contact and group size. Additional camps, including Enviro Camp and Camp T-Rec, will not be held this summer

 

According to the release, participating children will have their temperatures taken each morning before entering camp and will be asked routine health questions. A COVID-19 related release form will need to be signed by a parent of each child.

 

Children registering temperatures of 100 degrees or above will not be permitted to sign-in and cannot return to camp until they have been without a fever for 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication (as recommended by the CDC). If a camp participant develops flu-related or COVID-19 related symptoms during camp, they will be isolated and asked to be picked up immediately. An ill child cannot return to camp until they are symptom-free for 72 hours without the aid of medicine and must provide a doctor’s note.

 

Staff members will be assigned to one group of participants for the duration of the camp. There will be one counselor per nine children. Each counselor will have a substitute counselor to meet CDC guidelines. Camp groups will not intermingle with other groups. Staff members will wear protective face masks while indoors. Staff will have personal discretion regarding wearing masks outdoors.

 

Each camp participant will have personal art supplies to use to limit sharing. Camps will utilize outdoor play during appropriate weather conditions as much as possible.

 

Camps will increase cleaning and sanitizing practices; hand sanitizing stations will be provided, and handwashing times will be designated. All campers are expected to practice proper handwashing techniques. The number of individuals inside the recreation centers will be limited by implementing a drive-through pick-up and drop-off procedure. Only campers and staff will be entering the facilities. As always, proper identification will be required at pick-up.

 

There will be no field trips in this year’s summer camps. During meal and snack time, camp participants will eat in their designated group classrooms or outdoors. 

 

 

Registration is currently open and can be arranged by calling 386-676-3250 or visiting the Leisure Services Office at 399 N. US-1.


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